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Robotic Prostatectomy

Robotic prostatectomy is a less invasive approach to prostate removal offered at UW Health's University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. The da Vinci robotic prostatectomy procedure is a new approach to prostate removal that incorporates the latest advancements in robotic-assisted technology.
 
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics surgeons use robotic technology to remove cancerous tissue and at the same time spare nerves surrounding the prostate that control bladder and potency. This very precise robotic prostatectomy surgery is performed through five small pen-sized holes in the abdomen.
 
Benefits of Robotic Prostatectomy 
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and transfusions, and less scarring
  • Faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities
Prostatectomy Incision Comparison - Open Prostatectomy vs. Robotic Prostatectomy